Organizing a Mud Room

When we moved into this house, one of the first projects we did was the mud room.  It was a dark, wood paneled, poorly organized space that I knew could be better utilized.

We all secretly dream that we have this perfect space to put all of the coats, and shoes, and backpacks, but unless you are willing to give up an entire family room worth of space, it is hard to have enough space for all of the things that would go into a mud room.

The total space of this room is about five feet by seven feet.  However, the seven feet includes three feet of space that is only three feet wide, so in reality, my working space is four feet by five feet.

My husband and I built four cubbies, one for each member of the family.  We put a bunch of hooks in each one to accommodate various sweatshirts and coats.

mudroom cubbies

I added baskets under the coats to hold hats, gloves, scarves, sunglasses….

mudroom baskets

There is a bench to sit and put on shoes or the put things down when you first walk into the house.

mudroom shoes

Under this are cubbies with bins to hold shoes.  I rotate out the shoes that are appropriate for the season.

On the opposite wall is a dry erase calendar so we can keep track of the various school events, sporting events, and other activities.

mudroom calendar

Under the calendar are hooks to hold the boys backpacks.

mudroom backpacks

There is a space above the cubbies where we store snacks for lunch boxes.

mudroom snacks

I painted the door with chalk board paint so that I can leave last minute reminders, or the boys can just doodle.

mudroom door

mudroom door

mudroom door

The floor is ceramic tile because it is easy to clean up.  In the winter there is a large mat and a boot tray for snow covered shoes.

It is one small step in my battle to stay organized…
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Until next time, happy organizing…

~Dawn Marie

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One comment on “Organizing a Mud Room

  1. looks amazing!!

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